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Enjoy indoors, outdoors with Land Trust

The Nevada County Land Trust is offering two types of events. One are indoor presentations; the other, outdoor “Treks for Health.”

Indoor presentations at the Community Room of the Madelyn Helling Library in Nevada City include:

1) Tuesday: “Why I Love the Yuba” by Wild and Scenic filmmaker Russ Andris. A retired ranger and natural resource specialist, Andris has hiked more than 15,000 miles and spent 3,000 days in the South Yuba River Canyon. He has slide show of 50,000 digital images to show for it.

2) March 28: Two modern-day cowboys – Dan Macon of Flying Mule Farm and Jim Gates of Nevada County Free Range Beef – will present “Cowboy Poetry and Other Tall Tales – An Evening.”

The time for both events is 7-9 p.m.; the cost is $5 at the door.

“Treks for Health” takes place on 50 trails in and around Grass Valley and Nevada City on Tuesdays.

The treks are led by veteran hiker Bill Nickerl, and the goal is to prolong people’s lifespans. Each hike will start with some warm-up exercises to slowly increase heart rate, then a walk of one to three miles, then a cool-down stretching exercise and short stress relief session. Nickerl learned these techniques during the time he spent at the Cardiac Rehabilitation Center at our local hospital.

These hikes begin at the Beam Center on Colfax Avenue in Grass Valley or near the jail at the Nevada County Government Center on Highway 49 in Nevada City. They take advantage of spring wildflower and fall color displays and take place at higher elevations during hot weather. A $3 donation from Land Trust Members or $6 from nonmembers is requested.

Even more treks, longer and more challenging, are planned. The first of the season is snowshoeing on March 15; the second, a wildflower trip on April 3. Go online at http://www.nevadacountylandtrust.org for more details.

Contact the Land Trust at (530) 272-5994 or info@nevadacountylandtrust.org for more information.

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